The Wizard World - Chapter 531
Chapter 531: The Past (2)
Translator: _Leo_ Editor: Kurisu
Angele calmed down and stood in front of the tallest stone pillar.
There was no entrance on the smooth surface of the pillar, but there was a shell-shaped balcony above. A golden man was standing on the balcony, looking at Angele.
“I was expecting you.” The man smiled.
“I apologize, I’m late.” Angele smiled as well.
With a flick of his finger, Angele floated in the air and flew to the balcony.
The golden man moved aside. Angele landed on the balcony and stood beside the man.
The man put his hands on the railing of the balcony and questioned in a light tone, “Are you happy with my punishment?”
“I don’t understand why you treat me so well. This has always been my question. You’ve offered me a lot of help from the beginning.” Angele leaned against the railing and spoke in a calm tone, “You offered me a team and helped the members of the Elemental Hand. Prince Evil Dragon, you have to explain everything to me or I just can’t trust you.”
“Don’t worry. I’m just following the guidance of the guardian and I’m on your side. Also, I know you’re wondering about my background. I’ll explain everything to you now.” Prince Evil Dragon smiled. “Have you heard of Terror Dragon?”
A golden bubble surrounded the two as the conversation continued; a glowing silver crescent moon appeared in the center of the bubble and blocked all the energy movement.
“Yeah, I have.”
Angele was not concerned, he was just waiting for Prince Evil Dragon to continue quietly.
“I’m the last inheritor of Terror Dragon…” Prince Evil Dragon went straight to the point.
“I’ve already shown you my true body. It’s a bird in a gold birdcage.”
“That’s your true body?” Angele was a bit surprised. “I thought that was a shadow of you.”
“You’re talking to the shadow now.” Prince Evil Dragon started searching through his memory. “When the wizard world was the strongest realm around, our power affected numerous realms. Some Dragon Wizards were trying to invade the strongest realm we knew, the Chaos Realm. Terror Dragons also decided to help.”
He started explaining the things happened in the ancient times.
“Elemental Wizards and Dragon Wizards were two of the four strongest sections. Terror Dragons were part of Dragon Wizards. Our ancestors were strong but they ended up paying for their arrogance.” Prince Evil Dragon lowered his voice.
“They opened the portal to the Chaos Realm. The sky collapsed, the land was broken into pieces, and the stars fell. The sun and the moon were also destroyed. The Light Ancestor from the Chaos Realm stopped us from creating any light, so the darkness came. The wizard world was not the only realm that was impacted, the realms that were close to the wizard world all suffered.”
A terrified and painful look appeared on Prince Evil Dragon’s face.
“Three years, only three years. The strong beings of this world starved to death, some of them were rank 7 or rank 8 wizards but they died of starvation and lack of life energy… A few of the wizards used the last of their power and opened portals to other realms. No one knows if they died or survived…” Prince Evil Dragon was so emotional that he stopped talking.
Angele waited for a while and decided to ask, “What happened after that?”
“My grandfather and most Terror Dragons died during the dark era. The darkness was invading the souls of the living beings and no creature could survive without enough life energy. After that…” Prince Evil Dragon stopped for a second and continued, “After that, the human wizards gathered other remaining wizards, they burned their souls and sacrificed their lives. The Eternal Light of Dawn was created and stopped Light Ancestor from controlling the light.”
It felt like the light returned to Prince Evil Dragon’s eyes. “It was the ending of a great era and the Eternal Light of Dawn marked the start of a new era. Living beings had access to light again and my father was one of the wizards who sacrificed themselves!”
Prince Evil Dragon was breathing heavily, it sounded like he was proud and excited.
“After the war, everything returned to peace. The portal was closed but the wizards took a huge loss and many inheritors were eliminated.”
Angele’s brow furrowed, the things Prince Evil Dragon said were different from what he’d read.
“I heard that the ancient wizards had techniques to communicate with other realms. There were so many strong realms but no one could win the fight against Light Ancestor?”
“You’re not wrong. Some wizards reached to other strong beings from different realms and some of them had the power to handle Light Ancestor; however, those strong beings were too far from the wizard world and the wizards did not have enough energy to summon them. I didn’t expect you to know that.” Prince Evil Dragon slowly calmed down. “It was our own fault. We should’ve never opened the portal to Chaos Realm.” There was a bitter smile on his face.
“After the dark era, the remaining wizards named the Eternal Light of Dawn as Eternal Light. The light was kept in the deepest place of the wizard world. The weakest wizards who participated in that war were named as Wizards of Dawn. They wanted to honor the wizards who sacrificed their lives during the war. Wizards of Dawn are just rank 4 wizards now.”
“What does it have to do with you and me?”
“The guardians… They’re the ones who protect Eternal Light. Eternal Light is the Eternal Light of Dawn and has the power to predict the future. The energy fairies that spawned around the light are guardians who protect the light, they’re history. They witnessed everything.”
Prince Evil Dragon explained, “I’m the last living Terror Dragon and the guardians informed me before I met you. They told me that you were related to the Terror Dragons and you’re one of the most important people during the chaos era.”
“That’s why you signed the chaos contract with me?” Angele questioned in a low voice.
“It’s not that simple.” Prince Evil Dragon chuckled. “Many things happened. I’ve approached you many times before I made the decision.”
“Huh?” Angele was a bit surprised. “When did that happen?”
“Remember the girl that talked to you on the balcony during Count Wheat’s dinner party? I was in her soul.” Prince Evil Dragon smiled. “I observed you carefully every time you met her or talked to her.”
“Interesting, so that was why I paid so much attention to a mortal.” Angele smiled as well. “You were the reason.”
“There are other reasons I can’t tell you, but I chose to sign the contract with you in the end.” Prince Evil Dragon looked at Angele. “The guardians told me that I should never become your enemy and I should offer you as much help as I can.”
“Why you trust the guardians so much…?” Angele shook his head. “The dark era… I wish I could witness that…”
Also, Angele was surprised that the guardians knew the old dragon gave him the dragon sigil.
“Anyway, you probably made the right decision. You led me to the old dragon, were you already planning everything when you did that?”
“That master… he refused to see me…” It seemed like Prince Evil Dragon had some problems with the old eye-gouging dragon.
Although Angele knew that Prince Evil Dragon was still hiding something from him, he decided not to participate in the incident anymore. The old dragon probably wanted Angele to find the inheritor of Terror Dragon for him.
“If that’s the case…”
Angele raised his right arm and rolled his sleeves up.
He then rubbed his skin.
Some dried branches slowly appeared on his skin. The dried branches looked like tree roots, they were growing like crazy.
The dried branches lined up and twisted as they grew. Several seconds later, the tree branches turned into a head-sized wooden ball.
Angele’s eyes turned white as the red pupils disappeared. He turned to Prince Evil Dragon and looked at him calmly.
“This is the dragon sigil from the ancient dragon… Prince Evil Dragon, are you ready to accept it?” His voice was hoarse and deep, it sounded like there was a lot of old men talking.
Prince Evil Dragon felt the energy waves as he saw the dried branches. He understood what was happening. He kneeled as he heard Angele’s question and an honest expression appeared on his face.
“Yes, I’m ready. For ancestors!” he responded.
Angele raised his hand and tapped on the wooden ball.
Rays of white light were released from the ball. The white rays floated in the air and charged to Prince Evil Dragon.
The white rays looked like translucent mists that were moving into Prince Evil Dragon’s eyes and ears.
The shadow of an enormous white dragon appeared around the two and surrounded them. The dragon had more than ten pairs of wings and was much taller than the stone pillar. The energy waves the shadow released were calm and gentle.
Angele threw the wooden ball into the air.
Intense white light rushed out of the wooden ball and the sky was suddenly blocked by a huge vortex surrounded by dark clouds. A white ray appeared in the center of the vortex and shined upon Prince Evil Dragon’s body.
Angele gave Prince Evil Dragon one final glance, turned around, and disappeared into a ball of flames.